Jawaharlal Nehru University, or JNU, students will be able to find suitable jobs by uploading their profiles on a "dedicated portal" developed by global employment website, monster.com for the JNU.
The free portal was developed by monster.com as it had a Memorandum of Understanding with the university for the same amount. This is just a part of the JNU's larger efforts towards kick-starting campus placements for thousands of students. The university is accelerating the process by showcasing these students to big companies for campus placement.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, which is famous for its political activism, is also known for its academics and research. Though this is the case within the academics of the school, it's never had a campus placement program like other central universities and institutes.
The administration is continually making efforts towards organizing campus placements, however. There is now a 'coordinator' at each of its Schools and Special Centers. Their job is to be in-charge of placements at their respective School of Sp. Center and would be acting as the local placement officer.
The Director of Placement JNU, Professor Satish Chand said the coordinators will have to select "2-3 students from their respective schools and special centres to act as volunteers connecting with other students."
There are 13 schools and five centers in the JNU, including four Special Centers, with close to 8,500 students at the university. This includes the School of Biotechnology, School of International Studies, School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, and School of Social Sciences. The Special Center for Disaster Research and Special Center for Molecular Medicines are among the best schools and centers in India.
"The students are required to upload their profile to the portal after which they will be sorted out and companies will visit campus for the recruitment.
“The objective of the placement is to make it all-inclusive. We are trying our best to ensure that students of every stream find placement,” said Prof Satish.